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Scientific American, August 2010 | [Scientific American]

Scientific American, August 2010

"When the Sea Saved Humanity": Recent findings that suggest the small population that gave rise to all humans survived by exploiting a unique combination of resources along the southern coast of Africa. "Planets We Could Call Home": A new theoretical model suggests that a surprising number of planets outside of the solar system could be similar to Earth.
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In this issue:

"When the Sea Saved Humanity": Recent findings that suggest the small population that gave rise to all humans survived by exploiting a unique combination of resources along the southern coast of Africa.

"Planets We Could Call Home": A new theoretical model suggests that a surprising number of planets outside of the solar system could be similar to Earth.

"Filming the Invisible in 4-D": An amazing form of microscopy can make movies of vanishingly small, nanoscale objects in action.

"The Hacker in Your Hardware": Microchips in many common electronic devices might already be compromised, with dire consequence.

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